Achebe, Chinua

About Chinua Achebe

Obituary (The New York Times)

Biography (British Council)

Biography (The Guardian)

Profile (The Guardian)

 

Reviews

Idowu, Omoyele. "Things Fall Apart Turns 60." Mail & Guardian, 5 Oct. 2018

Cartwright, Justin. "Review of There Was a Country." The Guardian, 4 Aug. 2013

Evaristo, Bernardine. "The Education of a British Protected Child." The Independent, 5 Feb. 2010

Ascherson, Neal. "Anthills of the Savannah." The New York Review of Books, Mar. 1988 

Hutchinson, Shaun. "No Longer at Ease." The New Black Magazine, undated

 

Interviews

Solomon, Deborah. "Out of Africa." The New York Times, 26 Mar. 2010

Jayakrishna, Nandini. "Q & A with Chinua Achebe." The Brown Daily Herald, 11 Nov. 2009

Phillips, Caryl. "On Joseph Conrad." The Guardian, 22 Feb. 2003 

Bacon, Katie. "An African Voice." The Atlantic, 2000

Brooks, Jerome. "The Art of Fiction." The Paris Review, no. 133, 1994

Rowell, Charles H. "An Interview With Chinua Achebe." Callaloo, vol. 13, no. 1, Winter 1990

 

Criticism

Das Sarkhel, Ranjana. Critiquing the Postcolonial Construct in Chinua Achebe's Novels, 2018

Dyer, Unifier. "Nationalism in Dialogue: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani in Conversation with Chinua Achebe's Characters." Chinua Achebe's Legacy: Illuminations from Africa, Ogude (ed.), 2015

Olaluwa, Senayon. "Chinua Achebe: The Paradox of Exile beyond the Tropes of Migrancy." Chinua Achebe's Legacy: Illuminations from Africa, Ogude (ed.), 2015

Quayson, Ato. "Self-Writing and Existential Alienation in African Literature: Achebe's Arrow of God". Research in African Literatures, vol. 42, no. 2, 2011

Nesbitt, L. "Postcolonial Void: Achebe, Vassanji, Wa Thiongó." New Black & African Writing: A Critical AnthologyVol. 1: Enugu, Nigeria, Smith and Emezue (eds.), 2009

Anyadike, Chima. “Duality and Resilience in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.” Philosophia Africana, vol. 10, no. 1, 2007

Mezu, Rose. "Women in Achebe's World." Womanist Theory and Research, vol. 1, no. 2, 2005

Collier, Gordon. "Dancing to My Father: Alterity and Identity in Cross-Cultural Experience." Crabtracks: Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English, Collier and Schulze-Engler (eds.), 2002

Murtuza, Miriam. "Things Fall Apart." English in Africa, vol. 28, no. 1, 2001

Akers Rhoads, Diana. "Culture in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart." African Studies Review, vol. 36, no. 2, 1999

 

Works

Autobiography/Life Writing

There Was A Country (2012)

Home and Exile (2000)

 

Novels

Anthills of the Savannah (1988)

A Man of the People (1966)

Arrow of God (1964)

No Longer at Ease (1960)

Things Fall Apart (1958)

 

Children's and Young Adult's Books

Chike and River (1966)

 

Short Story Collections

African Short Stories (1984)

Girls at War and Other Stories (1972)

The Sacrificial Egg and Other Stories (1962)

 

Poetry Collections

Collected Poems (2004)

Aka Weta: An Anthology of Igbo Poetry (1982)

Don't Let Him Die: An Anthology of Memorial Poems for Christsofer Okigbo (1978)

Christmas at Biafra, and Other Poems (1973)

Beware, Soul-Brother, and Other Poems (1971)

 

Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"Dancing to My Father: Alterity and Identity in Cross-Cultural Experience." Crabtracks: Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English, Collier and Schulze-Engler (eds.), 2002

Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays, 1965 - 1987, (1988)

The Trouble With Nigeria (1984)

Morning Yet On Creation Day: Essays (1975)

 

Audio and Audiovisual Material

An Interview witch Chinua Achebe on Writers and Company. YouTube, 16 Jan. 2018

African Voices: Interview with Chinua Achebe, CNN. YouTube, 22 Mar. 2013

An Evening with Chinua Achebe. YouTube, 11 May 2009

 Discussing Africa with Chinua Achebe, 50 Years After Things Fall Apart. YouTube, 27 May 2008